SOUTH BRUNSWICK – A $4.5 million resurfacing project will improve Route 130 in the Dayton section of South Brunswick.
The New Jersey Department of Transportation’s (NJDOT) work encompasses two travel lanes in each direction for 5.1 miles: northbound from Cedar Brook in Cranbury to East Arterial Road in South Brunswick, and southbound from Route 32 to just past Route 522/Ridge Road in South Brunswick, Gov. Chris Christie announced while visiting South Brunswick on June 8.
Approximately 35,000 vehicles travel that section of roadway every day, according to information provided by the New Jersey Transportation Trust Fund.
“We see resurfacing, bridge repair, and safety improvements like the Route 130 project going on throughout the state having a direct positive impact on people’s lives, making their commutes safer and easier, emphasizing how critical my bipartisan cost-cutting Transportation Trust Fund solution is to all New Jerseyans,” Christie said. “These projects are essential to maintaining consistent growth of our state’s economy and housing market, curbing average vehicle maintenance expenses by $600 per year, facilitating access to businesses along those routes and creating construction jobs.”
Work began on May 30 and is expected to conclude shortly, Christie said.
This project is funded through the $400 million Transportation Trust Fund (TTF) supplement for Fiscal Year 2017 that the governor requested for immediate action on multiple essential road, bridge and mass transportation projects. In Middlesex County, there are five TTF projects underway with about $58.5 million from the supplemental allotment, including the Trembley Point Connector Road construction, bridge repair over the Delaware and Raritan Canal, Route 1 congestion relief in South Brunswick and improvements to the North Brunswick Rail Station. Overall, there are six TTF-funded capital projects in concept development or design and 39 DOT capital projects in design or under construction in this county, according to the statement.